Nicola Hill > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Work Department

Regulatory and professional discipline.


Nicola is the Head of the Regulatory team; responsible for a team of over 50 solicitors, barristers, legal assistants, paralegals and support whom advise individuals, organisations and regulatory bodies in all spheres. She has a substantial regulatory and professional discipline practice. Her focus is on healthcare regulation and in particular advising the Health and Care Professions Council for whom she has acted since 2003. She also has experience acting for the General Dental Council, Security Industry Authority and the National College for Teaching and Leadership and its predecessor bodies. She sits as a Clerk to the Professional Conduct Committee of the Architects Registration Board. Nicola is a solicitor advocate having obtained her Higher Rights of Audience in May 2007.


Trained Ormerods, Croydon; qualified 1999; solicitor TV Edwards 1999, then duty solicitor; criminal team, Kingsley Napley 2003; obtained higher rights of audience 2007; partner 2008.


Law Society; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL); member London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) committee since 2007; Hon secretary for LCCSA in 2008-09 and 2009-10; editor of ‘The Advocate’ 2010-11 and 2011-12; junior vice-president of LCCSA 2011-12; vice president of LCCSA 2012-2013.


Warwick University (1995 Law 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford (1997 LPC commendation).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

(Leading individuals)

Nicola HillKingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP‘s ‘professional discipline practice translates complex legal matters into simple, productive English‘. It covers the education, healthcare, finance, and professional and legal service sectors. Clients benefit from the group’s ability to work with members of the firm’s highly rated criminal, dispute resolution and public law departments. Nicola Hill, who heads up the regulatory team, advises many of the statutory healthcare, professional services and educational sector regulators. Iain Miller‘s clients include some of the largest law firms in the world, as well as almost all the legal service regulators in England and Wales. Melinka Berridge is the firm’s lead partner for a number of the team’s regulatory clients. Also recommended is Julie Norris, who advises professionals and corporations in the legal, financial, professional and health sectors. Other key names to note are Julie Matheson, who leads the team’s financial regulatory practice, and Sarah Harris, who acts on behalf of a large number of healthcare regulators. Barrister Hannah Eales and Shannett Thompson are notable senior associates.